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What are the Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta Waves?

By 27th October 2022November 16th, 2022Animal Communication Made Easy, Self Development

Animal communication is not something you can master overnight. It takes a lot of time, effort, and constant learning.

One way to improve your animal communication is by prioritizing meditation and learning how to stay present. In today’s article, I’ll be sharing how you can improve these skills by understanding the role of brain waves in meditation.


How is Understanding Brain Waves Important to Animal Communication?

The study of brain waves is essential for animal communication, because both involve intuition and instinct. In order to reach a state beyond the analytical or conscious mind, we must focus on moving our brain waves from higher frequency waves to lower frequency waves. This essentially means that we are slowing down our brain waves.

Slowing down in this way helps us achieve a more relaxed state, ground ourselves in the moment and access a clearer headspace. With this, we’re able to unlock the quantum field, where we have access to both the conscious and subconscious minds.

When this happens, we become open to new information and have more meaningful interactions with our animal companions.

Read on to learn more about the different kinds of brain waves and what role they play in animal communication.


What Are Brain Waves?

The brain is an electrochemical organ, meaning it can produce electrical activity. When neurons in your brain communicate with each other, this electrical power manifests itself in brain waves, or synchronised electrical pulses.

Different types of brain waves are produced depending on your activity level, thoughts, and emotions.

Different brain waves are responsible for their own functions and will be active in various ways throughout the day. It’s important to note that these brain wave states are universal to all humans, meaning we can all learn to harness their power with regular practice.


Types of Brain Waves

Here are the four different types of brain waves, in order of highest to lowest activity:

1.   Beta Waves

Beta waves are the fastest of the four brain wave states. These occur when your mind is strongly engaged, aroused, and alert.

Activities that fall under this may include actively discussing a work-related issue, making a critical family decision, and giving an important presentation in front of a large crowd.

The frequency can range from low to high beta waves depending on the task. But, in general, these waves would be activated during any activity that requires active thinking, concentration, and logical thinking.


2.   Alpha Waves

Alpha waves are slower than beta waves as they are commonly associated with periods of short-term rest.

The Alpha waves can occur if you’ve just started meditating or are beginning to feel calmer. At this stage, you are not yet in a deep state of relaxation, but you’re slowly starting to fall deeper into a calm state.

You can also trigger the alpha state immediately after finishing an activity that requires active thinking. This can include taking a quick break from work, relaxing after a long hard day, or reflecting after you just finished a crucial meeting.


3.   Theta Waves

You can think of theta waves as what happens when your alpha waves are taken a step further.

Here’s an example: Let’s say you’ve just completed a task and you’re now starting to loosen up and rest your mind. When you allow your mind to wander and daydream, you’re now entering the theta state.

Theta brain waves can also occur when you’re doing activities while in a state of “autopilot”. This can include activities like driving on the freeway, taking a shower, or doing chores such as washing dishes and sweeping the floors.

Ever wonder why you have your best and most creative ideas while doing repetitive and automatic tasks? When you’re in the theta state of relaxed perception, you open yourself up to more information as you focus on the energies around you.

As you continue in this state, you get more in touch with your intuition and subconscious mind. This is when you’re the most open, receptive, and ready for animal communication.

Unlike delta waves, theta waves occur just before you enter the deepest stages of sleep or as you’re about to wake up.


4.   Delta Waves

A theta wave state can naturally bring about delta waves as you fall into a deep sleep. These are the slowest brain waves out of all four types, and it is in the stage where your brain is undergoing deep restoration and healing.


The Four Types of Brain Waves in Action

To clearly illustrate the differences among these four types, consider the following illustration:

  • It’s the end of the day and you have one final task to accomplish for work. As you start working on it, your brain generates beta waves.
  • Once you are finished with your last task of the day, you start resting your mind and mentally preparing yourself to unwind. You are now at an alpha state.
  • You decide that you want to end the day by taking a shower and getting ready for bed. As you begin your shower routine, you enter into the theta state as your brain goes into ‘autopilot’.
  • Once you’re lying on your bed, you practise meditation and mindfulness exercises. You are now in a deep theta phase and have gained access to the quantum world.
  • Theta waves continue to generate as you drift into sleep. Delta waves start to activate as you enter the deepest phases of sleep.


I hope you found value in this article as you seek to get better at meditation and mindfulness.

As one of the leading animal communicators in the UK, it is my mission to help you strengthen your intuition and develop a greater connection with the natural world. If this resonates with you, you can visit my website to learn more about my story and get access to valuable resources.



Pea Horsley is the Founder of Conversations with Nature World Summit and creator of online learning, Animal Communication Made Easy, a proven 5-step method to learn how to communicate with all species of animals. Pea is the UK’s most highly regarded animal communicator, TEDx speaker, teacher, wild animal retreat facilitator and best-selling author. Join Pea’s membership, The Pride, and be part of a modern answer to a global question, where a global council of animals advise humanity in deep listening and real transformation.